Monthly Archives: May 2016

Calderdale businesses are bouncing back after the devastating Boxing Day floods. And to make sure this message travels far and wide Calderdale Council is running a marketing campaign targeting tourists, visitors and the business community. A poster campaign, with the headline ‘Adventure Awaits’ and using the distinctive ‘Pretty Gritty’ branding, has been running at the… read more … about Calderdale is back in business>>

Local people can find out more about major plans for travel improvements across Calderdale and regeneration in Halifax town centre at a public drop-in session next week. The event, which is being held on Monday 23 May between 3pm and 7pm at Halifax Minster, will be an opportunity for residents and organisations to view the… read more … about Have your say on major transport and regeneration plans>>

Cllr Barry Collins

This week marks the start of the annual Foster Care Fortnight (Monday 16 – Sunday 29 May) and this year Calderdale Council is focusing on recruiting more foster carers for teenagers. Foster Care Fortnight is The Fostering Network’s national campaign to raise the profile of fostering. Over the last few years the Council has been… read more … about Council launches campaign to find foster carers for teenagers>>

With only a month to go until the start of the Yorkshire Festival, Yorkshire folk should start practicing their dance moves ready to play their part in creating the world’s biggest disco. The world record attempt will take place across the county on Friday 1 July 2016 and requires mass disco participation! The Big Disco… read more … about One month to go to the Yorkshire Festival>>

Local college students are gaining vital work experience and helping to modernise Calderdale Council through new digital technology, thanks to a project between the Council and Calderdale College.  The Council invited students from the College’s Digital Leaders programme to work with its Workforce Development team for a day a week until the end of June…. read more … about Digital project brings learning to life>>

Joint press release from Square Chapel and Calderdale Council Understanding how to make performing arts and theatre accessible Beyond Ramps is a collaborative between Square Chapel Centre for the Arts and Purple Patch Arts. This has been supported by Calderdale Adults, Health and Social Care with funding from Arts Council England, enabling it to focus… read more … about Beyond Ramps Project>>

Bev Maybury